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This Week's Hotline! includes the following articles:

Come to an Open House
Auditions Scheduled for August 30
VCSU DECA Needs Your Assistance
VCSU Parking Permits
Back to School Safety
Project Updates
Continuing the "Go Green" effort!
What's Happening at VCSU and in Valley City...
August & September Birthdays

Come to an Open House

The Office of Advancement will host an Open House on Wednesday, August 31 from 12:30 – 3:30 pm. VCSU faculty and staff are invited to stop by our office to meet the staff and check out what's new. We will also have on display the many incentive gifts you can receive when joining V-500 or the Century Club.

Refreshments and treats will be served!

Auditions Scheduled for August 30

Auditions  Scheduled for August 30
Valley City State University Theatre Department will hold auditions for "Little Shop of Horrors" on August 30, 7:00-9:00 pm in Vangstad Auditorium. Performances will be October 27-29.

Those interested should sign up for audition time outside Theatre 320 on the third floor of McFarland Hall or email Jenni Lou Russi at

Based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith, a down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination! One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who redefined the animated musical film with Disney's "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty And The Beast" and "Aladdin." Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, "Little Shop of Horrors" never fails to entertain.

Please go to VCSU THEATRE for more information about the 2011-12 season.

VCSU DECA Needs Your Assistance

Do you have more VCSU t-shirts than you can wear? Please consider donating any extras – old or new – to VCSU DECA! We are collecting VCSU t-shirts to make memorabilia for fundraisers. Please contact Kristin Haugen at 7722 or to donate VCSU t-shirts!

VCSU Parking Permits

If you have not yet purchased your parking permit, please remember to do so BEFORE September 1, 2011! This year, permits are being sold online through HRMS and instructions can be found at the Facilities Services or at the Facilities Services Office. A reminder when purchasing your permit: Remember to make sure your cookies settings are enabled (not the chocolate chip kind) PRIOR to starting the purchasing process. Please allow one business day after purchasing your permit to pick it up at the Facilities Services Office.

Back to School Safety

Remember to review information regarding Emergency Procedures, General Safety Procedures, Incident Reporting, Workforce Safety, Ergonomics, and NotiFind to be sure you are up-to-date with the campus' policies and procedures in case you are involved in an emergency situation. All of this information and more can be found at VCSU Safety. Please watch your email throughout the year for informational presentations on various safety topics.

Project Updates

Over the summer and continuing into the school year, various projects and renovations take place on campus. Please watch your emails, the Hotline! and the Facilities Services webpage for project updates and pictures! New updates have been posted for the artificial field turf project: "Shelly Ellig Field at Lokken Stadium" have been posted to VCSU Projects .

Continuing the "Go Green" Effort!

As students come back to classes and everyone is settling back into daily routines, let's all start off on the right foot and remember to RECYCLE, RECYCLE, RECYCLE! VCSU continues the "Go Green" effort with added recycling receptacles in the residence halls and other areas on campus. Please help with this effort by reminding students and co-workers to recycle whenever possible- whether it be throwing recyclables in the right receptacles or reusing a sheet of paper- every little bit helps! If you feel your area could use recycling bins, please contact Facilities Services.

What's Happening at VCSU and in Valley City ...

Monday, August 29

El al-fitr begins at sundown
Chris Schanck Exhibit Open at VCSU Gallery, McCarthy Hall 3rd Floor (August 29-October 21)

Tuesday, August 30

7:00 pm Auditions for "Little Shop of Horrors," Vangstad Auditorium

Wednesday, August 31

12:00 pm Viking Men's & Women's Golf at Jimmie Open

Thursday, September 1

7:00 pm Viking Football vs Morningside College, Lokken Field

Friday, September 2

12:00 pm Viking Men's Golf at Concordia Invitational (September 2-3)
12:00 pm Viking Volleyball at Dakota Wesleyan University (September 2-3)

Saturday, September 3

4:00 pm Viking Cross Country Invitational

Sunday, September 4

Monday, September 5

Labor Day Holiday – No Classes – Offices Closed

Tuesday, September 6

Wednesday, September 7

11:00 am Viking Men's and Women's Golf at Bismarck State Open

Thursday, September 8

Friday, September 9

Viking Volleyball at Viterbo University (September 9-10)

Saturday, September 10

1:30 pm Viking Football at Dickinson State University

Sunday, September 11

10:30 am Viking Cross Country at St. John's University
12:00 pm Viking Men's and Women's Golf at Dickinson State Invitational (September 11-12)